Video Technology

Video Technology – Our look at streaming video technology, both today and in the future. You’ll read about online video and mobile video – production, video publishing technologies, streaming video delivery technology, etc… etc…

How To Watch HTML5 WebM Videos On YouTube

How To Watch HTML5 WebM Videos On YouTube

YouTube has already started transcoding video to the new WebM/VP8 codec but you can't access it. Or can you? YouTube is already working on integrating WebM into their ongoing HTML 5 efforts and if you join in the fun you can experience it for yourself.

How To Publish HTML5 Video Tag With Fallback Mechanism

How To Publish HTML5 Video Tag With Fallback Mechanism

It's all the rage. A debate about codec rages on and as such we need to stay on the cutting edge. Right now the cutting edge consists of implementing it as well as deciding which video format to support. So in part 1 of the ...

Apple Doctors "Magical" HTML5 Video Demo - Safari and Quicktime Are Not Web Standards

Apple Doctors Magical HTML5 Video Demo   Safari and Quicktime Are Not Web Standards

To call HTML5 Video a hype would be an understatement. Every week, major tech companies announce improved support or new breakthroughs. Literally hundreds of new blogposts a day pop up on Google's blog search. In this debate, no company is as vocal as Apple. The ...

Less Than 50% of Publishers Ready To Implement HTML5 Video

A new report, Supporting the iPad and HTML5, by StreamingMedia.com contributing editor Jan Ozer says that less than 50% of respondents are preparing to switch over to the HTML 5 video tag in the "near future". Far less than those pushing the hype-making juggernaut would ...

Is YouTube Moving Into The Live Video Streaming Market?

A few weeks ago I wrote an article here at ReelSEO entitled Speculation On What YouTube's 6th Year Might Bring.  It was around the time of their 5th anniversary fanfare, and was intended as a playful look at some of YouTube's possible future moves.  I ...

HTML5 Is Better Than Sliced Bread for Online Video Advertising!

A recent post over at Mediapost talked about how HTML 5 is going to completely rewrite the online video advertising landscape. I beg to differ because I, unlike many, don't buy into all the hype surrounding everything and I'm too lazy to hop on all ...

Intel Ponders WebM Hardware Acceleration for Atom Processors

I've mentioned this a couple times now and even tried to start a pool about when Intel would announce WebM support and if they'd do it before Apple. We all knew they would as Apple probably will just try to ignore it all or perhaps ...

Google's VP8 WebM and HTML5 - What It Means for You

Googles VP8 WebM and HTML5   What It Means for You

Several months ago, Google bought ON2, the company behind the successful video codecs VP6 (used in Flash) and VP7 (used in Skype). Ever since the first rumors of this acquisition emerged, the online video community has speculated what this would mean for HTML5 video and its current issues ...

LongTailVideo Releases The First Flexible Open-Source HTML5 Video Player

Last week, LongTailVideo announced that they have created and released the open source JW Player in a new HTML 5 version (Beta) that features PNG skinning, Javascript API, fallback to flash and more. Perhaps this could become the new standard for sites looking to implement ...

The WebM VP8 BandWagon Rolls On - Who's In and Who's Not

Google announced the would open VP8 up as WebM, an open source video codec in a Matroska package with Ogg Vorbis as the audio encoder. So I thought it would be good to have a news round up of who's in, who's out and what ...

The Death of H.264 In HTML5? Google Opens WebM and VP8

The Death of H.264 In HTML5? Google Opens WebM and VP8

Google met our expectations today and announced that it's On2 Technologies VP8 video codec is now open source. It's supposed to outperform Ogg Theora and will be completely patent-free.

The "Reel" Deal With HTML5 Video - Not Quite There Yet

The Reel Deal With HTML5 Video   Not Quite There Yet

Online video is an exciting field to work in. As creator of the JW Player, I'm privileged to be at the forefront of the industry. Every week, our team receives thousands of emails from web developers regarding various bug reports, product feature requests and general ...

Encoding Video for The Web - Encoding Webinar Replay Video

Encoding Video for The Web   Encoding Webinar Replay Video

A few weeks back on May 5th, we held our very first ReelSEO webinar event titled, "Encoding Video for the Web."  The webinar was a great success and we had more than 250 attendees join us for the first hour with more than 150 remaining ...

BrightCove Free Wheels Into HTML 5 Video Ads

Brightcove and FreeWheel have teamed up to offer an HTML 5 ad solution. Now they've said that it's the first of its kind but I seem to remember already writing about some HTML 5 ad solutions so I'm not so sure about that point. We'll ...

Steve Jobs' Flash Dance - Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Steve Jobs Flash Dance   Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Two big A's continue their row. The latest round was fired by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in a lengthy blog post entitled 'Thoughts on Flash.' No it's not some new memory technique or a way to save your childhood before old age strips you of ...